First try with 160S

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First try with 160S

Post by Nigels » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:36 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

My first outing with Fuji PRO 160S resulted in one of my favourites for 2009 so far. Used all my grads to cover whole frame to get the shutter speed up to as long as I could. (now have a B+W 1.8 ND for this in future). Scanned using Epson 2450 and Vuescan s/w to jpeg initially. Let my know what you think.

Waves in motion on a rock ledge near Portland Bill on the Isle of Portland in Dorset (Ebony RSW on Fuji PRO 160S, 150mm, 8 secs @ f/32, 0.3+0.6+0.9 NDs)

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Post by Jonathan Perkins » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:12 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

I like that Nigels, nice image.

I must admit I like 160s, just wish it wasn't so expensive in Quickload. Was that a crop or did you use a roll film back?

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Post by Nigels » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:26 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Its a crop. When viewed I preferred it without the additional detail in the top. Makes the image simpler. I used normal sheets but would prefer QLs if I found some cheap dated stuff. I only buy film when I find an offer now.
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Re: First try with 160S

Post by Joanna Carter » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:27 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Nigels wrote:Waves in motion on a rock ledge near Portland Bill on the Isle of Portland in Dorset (Ebony RSW on Fuji PRO 160S, 150mm, 8 secs @ f/32, 0.3+0.6+0.9 NDs)
Nice one Nigel. Which make of grads did you use?
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Re: First try with 160S

Post by Nigels » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:05 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Joanna Carter wrote:
Nigels wrote:Waves in motion on a rock ledge near Portland Bill on the Isle of Portland in Dorset (Ebony RSW on Fuji PRO 160S, 150mm, 8 secs @ f/32, 0.3+0.6+0.9 NDs)
Nice one Nigel. Which make of grads did you use?
Twas my Lee hard grad set.
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Post by DJ » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:21 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Sorry to be dim, but for those of us without an encyclopedic knowledge of films, can you explain what 160s is and why you might use it?

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Post by Joanna Carter » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:38 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

DJ wrote:Sorry to be dim, but for those of us without an encyclopedic knowledge of films, can you explain what 160s is and why you might use it?
Fuji 160S colour neg film. Beautiful soft colours with plenty of latitude. Although, I prefer to shoot trannie film because I then know what the colours should be rather than having to "recover" them from a neg.
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Post by joolsb » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:13 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Hi Nigel,

Nice work! I know that shelf well, having photographed it myself a while back.

As regards NPS, I always have some in my bag alongside some Velvia and a few sheets of Acros. The NPS comes in really handy for those times when there's high-contrast lighting and using a grad is out of the question.

Here's one of mine where NPS really proved its worth in difficult lighting.

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Post by Thingy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:24 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

You can view Fuji's information & data via the link below.

http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/professional/ ... o160s.html

I have just bought a box of this film in QL format which I was going to use to try some portraiture. It looks like I'll be doing some Norwegian landscape images with it too in the Summer.

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Re: First try with 160S

Post by EddieB » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:12 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Hi Nigel

Lovely shot - love the contrast of the static rock and moving water and the soft colours from the neg film.

I've ordered 160S for my Arizona holiday in September - USA price varies from $67 to $78 - and that's for QL! :shock: Didn't seem any point in buying it here at £80+ - not to mention passing it through a few x-rays on the way.

I tried Velvia in the Hasselblad on previous visits there - but there was sometimes 13 stops from highlight to shadow! I would have needed a separate rucksack for filters.. :wink:


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